On the List | Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Choral Festival, Maple Viewing Festival, Year-Round Farmers Market

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

Best news all week: starting this winter, the Broadway Farmer’s Market at Pike and Broadway goes year round. No more January – March hiatus. Hooray! CHS talked with organizers about the push to go year round on Broadway at the start of the 2013 season. Every week the market offers a fresh alternative to grocery produce, bread, cheese, cut flowers and more. Shop the market this Sunday and every Sunday, 11a – 3p.

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Weekend highlights:

Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk 

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

On Thursday, three art shows lean into Capitol Hill’s official holiday(tm) with Halloween/Day of the Dead themed shows. Opening at True Love Art Gallery is “Dia de los Muertos” art show featuring sugar skulls and more by favorite artists. Poco wine + spirits opens their second annual Day of the Dead group show featuring works by artists with a flair for the macabre. The Pine Box (a former mortuary! Haunted!)  features the creepy masks of Dean Hudgin’s “Faces of All Hallow’s Eve.”

FranHolt1 (861x505)Plenty of non-creepy shows provide balance, such as Fran Holt’s large scale carousel horse-themed large paintings at Ghost Gallery, the “Sweet Angels” polaroid show by Adrien Leavitt at Hard L, and the 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Northwest Focus at Photo Center Northwest.  Check out all of the art walk events and shows from your phone – the BlitzCapitolHill.com site is mobile-friendly and can magically tell you which shows are nearest to you.

Plus, don’t forget about the unveiling of the new Lamps Meninas installation as a former restaurant building on 15th Ave E is further transformed.

Seattle Sings: 2013 Choral Festival

St. Mark’s Cathedral is host to the first ever Seattle Sings choral festival, organized by the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium. The event is free and is scheduled Friday, 7p – 9:30p and Saturday, 10a – 9p. Over 25 groups will perform over the two days, including Northwest Boyschoir, Choir of the Sound, Seattle Bach Choir, Northwest Chamber Chorus. View schedule.

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival

The Japanese Garden in the Arboretum highlights the beauty of the maple tree in fall with their annual Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival. You’ll still need to pay gate admission ($4 – $6, but once in docents will lead guided tours, there will be musical performances, plus an opportunity to make an art print using natural materials. Coinciding with the maple festival is the annual bonsai show, where you can marvel at a 6-inch juniper bush older than your mother.

More upcoming events… below.

May 7 – May 29 all-day Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Arts Center
Opening on Thursday, May 7 from 5-8pm in the SAAS Arts Center. All three floors of the Arts Center will be hung gallery style with the work done throughout the entire year by grades 6 through 12. There will also … Continue reading
May 14 – Jun 7 all-day Egyptian, Harvard Exit... and beyond
SIFF 2015 by the numbers:  450 films / 92 countries / 193 feature films / 70 documentary features / 19 archival films / 164 short films / 4 secret films / 49 World Premieres (23 features, 26 shorts) / 51 North American Premieres (33 features, 18 shorts) / 18 … Continue reading
May 18 @ 8:00 AM – May 31 @ 8:00 PM
Our annual auction features over 100 great items this year, including Alaska Airlines tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and even a pole dancing class! Many of the items and gift certificates are from fabulous Capitol Hill businesses. You can browse these … Continue reading
May 19 @ 7:00 PM – Jun 23 @ 8:00 PM Miller Community Center
American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for everyone and fun to learn. Learning sign language is a great way to teach diversity awareness, cultural perspectives, and how to communicate when they meet a Deaf person. A basic grasp … Continue reading
May 21 – May 31 all-day Broadway Performance Hall
VOCALPOINT! SEATTLE PRESENTS “RANDOM ACTS” No theme, just great music! • May 21-31, 2015 Featuring songs by Billy Joel; Carly Simon; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor; Manhattan Transfer; Natalie Cole; Santana; The Rolling Stones; Tower … Continue reading
May 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
May 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 26 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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May 26 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Seattle University
Tracking Snow Leopards and National Teaching Trends for Environmental Justice Engage with CEJS faculty fellows about their research. Dr. Miguel’s expertise in algorithms designed to process digital images is being used to assist conservation biologists studying snow leopards. Dr. Tucker … Continue reading
May 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Douglass-Truth Library
Join in a refreshingly radical and open monthly conversation about ideas and current events. This month’s topic will be ”Building Women’s Leadership in Movements for Social Change.” Some of the questions discussed include: what does it mean for women to … Continue reading
May 26 @ 7:00 PM Harvard Exit Theater
“As part of their dinner series, SIFF presents this screening of Steak (R)evolution followed by dinner at Manhattan. The ticket price includes the film screening, chef’s menu, wine, tax, and gratuity.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 26 @ 7:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
“A Small Indiscretion is a novel about a woman who realizes she isn’t as content with her life as she thought she was.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 26 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly.  Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, $50 for the … Continue reading
May 26 @ 8:00 PM – 8:00 PM Re-Bar
Seattle Poetry Slam presents an open slam with featured poet, DeAnn Emett! About the slam: Open Slams are open to all. There are three rounds with elimination following each round. There is a three minute time limit per poem, with … Continue reading
May 26 @ 8:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly. Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
May 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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May 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
May 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 28 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
May 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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May 28 @ 6:30 PM Seattle Tennis Club
Four Seattle-based, female business owners, and recovering perfectionists, have come together to pen a book about striving to do it all in life and what they’ve learned along the way. The Imperfect Perfectionist offers helpful seasonal tips to overachieving perfectionists … Continue reading
May 28 @ 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
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May 28 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 28 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Fred Wildlife Refuge
Invisible Arcade is a recurring video game expo/concert mashup event in Seattle. It’s a place to discover amazing games through play and performance. Performers play their games on-stage as a performance for the audience. Additionally, all games are playable throughout … Continue reading
May 29 – May 31 all-day Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Just around the corner at 13th and East Howell, Athena, Dimos, Andrea, Joanna and others are busy making baklava, bougatsa, loukoumades, tiropita and other Greek delicacies! If you don’t know what these are, you haven’t lived!!! The baking team and … Continue reading
May 29 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
May 29 @ 10:00 AM Montlake Elementary
Image: 2014 Montlake Eat Real & Art Walk On Friday, May 29 indulge in all of the visual and flavorful delights at Montlake Elementary’s 3rd annual Eat Real and Art Walk! Art patrons, urban farmers and purveyors of fine edibles … Continue reading

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